Major F. Sargent, Lt-Col Rogers and an Evening Post reporter at Les Landes, 1946. The cliffs at Les Landes, St Ouen, Jersey are sheer and over 200 feet high. These were chosen as the most suitable site for dumping all the German medium and heavy coastal artillery pieces.
The last of the French Char B1 tanks is loaded onto a Landing Craft Tank (LCT), at La Haul Slip, St Aubin’s Bay, Jersey on the 17th May, 1946. These tanks had been captured by the Germans and formed Panzer Abteilung 213 that was stationed in the island. They were returned to France and the French Army.
Photograph of LSI (H) St Helier in 'D-Day’ camouflage carrying Landing Craft Assault and flying her Anti-Aircraft balloon. The reverse has been endorsed, “Passed for transmission through the post but not good for publication.” There are also two signatures, T. McBryde and P. J. Hickson, Surg. Lieut., RNVR, and an oval cachet in red, “Commanding Officer H.M.S. “St Helier” – 8 Feb 1945.” St Helier downed a German Stuka and rescued 10,200 troops at Dunkirk.
Royal Visit, Jersey, Thursday, 7th June, 1945. A Ford 1-cwt recording truck used by the BBC correspondents for the Royal Visit parked in St Helier Church Yard, opposite the entrance of the new States buildings. The man on the left is a War Correspondent, possibly Howard Marshall’s Recording Engineer W. S. Costello, and the soldier on the right is most probably the driver of the truck. On the windscreen can be seen displayed the Royal Visit St Patrick’s Cross vehicle permit, issued by Force 135 HQ, and another identifying the truck as belonging to the BBC.
Surgeon-Lieutenant Ronald McDonald, RNVR, and Sub-Lieutenant David Milln, RN, shortly after landing at the end of the Albert Pier, St Helier, Harbour, Jersey, on Wednesday morning 9th May, 1945. Welcoming them ashore are L to R: Mary Marteret, Miss Frazer, unknown, and just in the picture Major Cooke.
Surgeon-Lieutenant Ronald McDonald, RNVR, and Sub-Lieutenant David Milln, RN, shortly after landing at the end of the Albert Pier, St Helier, Harbour, Jersey, on Wednesday morning 9th May, 1945. The German sign behind them advises Achtung Nicht Ankern Hafenspere (Attention No Anchoring Harbour Boom).
Surgeon-Lieutenant Ronald McDonald, RNVR, and Sub-Lieutenant David Milln, RN, shortly after landing at the end of the Albert Pier, St Helier, Harbour, Jersey, on Wednesday morning 9th May, 1945. Welcoming them ashore are L to R: Betty Richomme, Miss Haines, back row unknown, Mary Marteret, Mrs. M. Sewell, Miss Frazer, unknown, Maurice Gautier, Major Cooke, Mr. Hibbs Royal Court Usher, last three unknown.
Royal Visit, Jersey, Thursday morning, 7th June, 1945. His Majesty, King George VI, and Major E. E. Underwood, RA, Guard Commander, inspect the Guard of honour lined up in front of the Immigration Building on the Albert Pier, St Helier Harbour. Lieutenant-General Kidman, Brigadier Snow and Lieutenant-Colonel Robinson follow behind. The troops were members of 'B’ Battery, 614 Regiment, Royal Artillery. On the roof of the immigration building are local Police Officers and a group of war correspondents.
The Hoisting of the Flag Ceremony at the Court House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, on Wednesday morning, 9th May, 1945. The two British officers from Force 135, Colonel Power and Lt-Col Stoneman salute, the Bailiff of Guernsey removed his bowler hat and Members of the Controlling Committee of the States of Guernsey look on as the Union Jack is raised after five years of German Occupation.
The 'Gunners’ a detachment from 618 Regiment, Royal Artillery, part of the initial Force 135 advance party codenamed 'Omelette’ formed up on the St Julian’s Pier and was marched by Captain Hill, RA, along the White Rock towards the Weighbridge with Guernseyman Lieutenant Rex Ferbrache, RNVR, leading the way. At the States Office they stopped put the Union flag up the pole and then marched back along the esplanade to the Royal Hotel. Wednesday morning 9th May 1945.
Photograph taken on the 28th May, 1945 at the Hoisting of the Flag Ceremony, Maître Ile, the Minquiers, and belonged to Brigadier Snow. RASCV Tardenois is the second larger of the two vessels moored in the 'Lagoon’. She was a Royal Army Service Corps fast motor boat operated by 841 Water Transport Company between the Channel Islands.
Photograph taken on the 28th May, 1945 at the Hoisting of the Flag Ceremony, Maître Ile, the Minquiers, and belonged to Brigadier Snow. Notice reads, Cette MAISON est exclusivement destine à l’usage des Marins pêcheurs en cas de besoin. Elle est placée sous la protection des usagers et des Visiteurs qui sont pries de la tenir proper et d’en fermer la porte avec sou (In the event of an emergency this house is for the use of fisherman. The upkeep of the house is the responsibility of the inhabitants and visitors are asked to keep it clean and close the door after them).